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This member gave a presentation on February 11, 2019
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Participation in Forum on September 7, 2018
Rodel Villaraza Dear Rodel Yes indeed the correct usage of enzymes can help in minimising the potential for digestive upsets by limiting the presence of undigested starch and protein entering the large intestine whilst at the same time NSPases have the apparent additional benefit in triggering more efficient CHO fermentation in the large intestine which can improve gut health as you suggest
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Participation in Forum on September 2, 2018
Aaron Cowieson Yes, interesting points Aaron, and I think some information just published fills in some of the gaps you allude to. We know that feeding xylanases increases xylanase activity of microbial origin dramatically and the ability of the microbiome to digest arabinoxylan in the form of insoluble wheat bran, soluble AX polymers, soluble AX oligomers and even xylose so there really is a "tri ...
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Participation in Forum on August 23, 2018
Hi RafaelYes, exactly. I suspect we are simply releasing oligosaccharides in such quantities that they cannot be quantitatively fermented to produce the increments in VFAs we see in the caeca, rather they act as a signal to the caecal microbiome to start producing their own xylanases/cellulases to digest the xylan fibre more effectively. Have a look at our abstract in this year's PSA meeting (Bedf ...
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Participation in Forum on August 22, 2018
Hi RafaelGreat to hear from you and yes it is a long time!. You make an interesting point. Quantitatively the most untapped but potentially fermentable fibre source in the maturing bird (>14d of age) is xylan and to a lesser extent glucan. I used to think that the enzymes we were feeding quantitatively produced the prebiotics which were fermented in the caeca to offset the protein as discussed. ...
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Participation in Forum on August 7, 2018
Hubert Wei Hi Hubert - there are some papers on the enzyme that is now Cibenza relating to its keratinase activity. With regards to your Q on heat stability, it will be of interest if the feed mill reaches these temperatures which is very high indeed and likely to reduce the nutritive value of the feed.
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Participation in Forum on August 6, 2018
Radfng Omotade Amos Hello Radfng,I am not sure I am the person to talk with here as I am not familiar with the process of feathermeal production. Basically, you are trying to hydrolyse the protein as much as you can because it is so indigestible as a result of tight protein structure (disuphide bonds). Autoclaving has been used in the past with some degree of success but I suspect you cannot do th ...
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News published on July 31, 2018
ARLINGTON, Va., July 31, 2018—The American Feed Industry Association honored Michael Bedford, Ph.D., with the AFIA-Poultry Science Association (PSA) Nutrition Research Award at the PSA annual meeting last week in San Antonio, Texas. “Dr. Bedford’s dedication to the feed industry through his research to improve animal performance through nutrition, as well as his involvement wi ...
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Article published the July 27, 2018
The biggest challenges facing the poultry industry today include disease prevention, particularly in the absence of antibiotics, and optimum nutrition, especially with regards to being able to incorporate novel/local ingredients into the diet. Interestingly these two are linked as much of the disease pressure that challenges current poultry production is enteric in its nature. Since the presence o ...
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This member gave a presentation on January 30, 2018
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